THIS TIME THE FLU-AMTRAK COMES TO GREENFIELD-SAMMY

29 12 2014

GREETINGS

A wonderful CHristmas was had here on the farm with most family members here, Tea’ and her father were sick with the flu so they stayed home.  It has been a while since the whole family had gotten together. The day after CHristmas I came down with the horrible flu.  It has been going around in the central and eastern part of the state, closing schools in its wake.  I am much better now and went down toGreenfield’s co-op and got some immune boosters.  My immune system needs boosting from the last bout of sickness I had.  I hope my flu shot will cover me for other things that go around.  I have been lucky to have Chris helping me and my son getting me things to drink at the store.

AMTRAK-THE VERMONTER

There was a brisk wind today on the Greenfield Platform.  The train was a little late in coming.  I got there about a half hour early and there were only a couple of people there, close to the arrival time the numbers swelled and there was hardly room to stand.

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 It came through the small tunnel sounding it horn and the crowd roared. There still are many diehard train lovers here.

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The train was sold out with many people taking the last train to Amherst yesterday and the first train from Greenfield today.

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 In retrospect I wish I had done that.   I would like to take the train to Noho once a month.  Even if I don’t have errands to do it would be a welcome change to my routine and I could even meet a friend there, How about it Patti? The ride to Northampton is only around $6.00  roundtrip (so a friendly train lover told me) and there is time to get a lunch and do a little shopping before getting the next one back.  The ride winding around the river will be spectacular.

SAMMY

Sam is a lot like my old Sammy, No one but himself slept in the kitty hut now I find the new Sammy in it happy as a clam to find a quiet spot.

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Chris bought a toy for his cat but Lilly Pad didn’t like it, Sam got right into it.

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Matilda has been busy laying an egg every day.  I have been getting more eggs lately Yea!

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this cooling winters day.  I hope you have a lovely day.   Carole